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Orange County, CA April 11, 2006 Election
State Senator; California; State Senate District 35 Voter Information

To fill the vacancy in the office of Member of the Senate arising from the election of John Campbell to Congress.

Candidates (Vote for 1)

If one candidate receives a majority of the votes (50%+1), that candidate shall be declared elected, and no special general election shall be held.
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Tom Harman Click here for more information about this candidate 37,840 votes 38.8%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Member, California State Assembly
  • First elected to the State Assembly in November 2000
  • Six years of service as a Huntington Beach City Councilman
  • Supported the Project Kid Safe legislative package to protect children
  • Introduced legislation to strengthen laws regarding conflicts of interest for public officials to fight corruption in politics
  • Introduced legislation that will require financial institutions to better communicate with their customers to protect seniors
  • Lived and worked in Orange County for the past 43 years
  • Enforce California's Illegal Immigration laws
  • Continue the fight against new taxes
  • Continue to protect the quality of life of Orange County residents
Diane Harkey Click here for more information about this candidate 37,604 votes 38.5%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Councilmember/Businesswoman
  • BA Economics - UC Irvine - Cum Laud
  • Dana Point City Councilmember
  • Co-Chair, California Border Police Initiative
  • Director, San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency
  • South Coast Water District Liaison
  • 1971 - 2000: Vice President, Corporate & Real Estate Finance
  • Fight to stem the flow of illegal immigration.
  • Fight tax increases and protect Proposition 13.
  • Control state spending and balance the budget.
Larry M. Caballero Click here for more information about this candidate 22,176 votes 22.7%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Public School Teacher
  • MA Secondary Education
  • BA History, English
  • California Teachers Association State Council Member
  • UTLA House of Representatives
  • National Education Assembly Representative
  • State Executive Board for California Democratic Party
  • Support Public Education Reform
  • Stop outsourcing of jobs overseas
  • Support a living wage and health benefits for workers

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The the League of Women Voters of Orange Coast has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 2 questions on Health care and Campaign finance reform.

Official Information

Election results from the Registrar

Note: This election will be conducted entirely on paper ballots.

Senate District 35 Map and Demographics

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